Downtown Princeton, Kentucky is home to a small park featuring a beautiful cave with spring waters coming out of the ground. The downtown area is situated on top of the cave and the spring, known as Big Springs Cave.
Before Princeton came into existence, the first community was known as Eddy Grove. The name came from the spring’s swirling waters, or “eddies”, which is the source of today’s Eddy Creek.
Several years ago, right after we had our first child, we were treated with an afternoon off from our little guy and ventured out into the vast woods of Land Between The Lakes.
The destination was Pryor Creek, just south of the KY/TN border near Lake Barkley. We were on the hunt for an old abandoned bridge, and with some luck, we found it. We went in the summertime and had to fight ticks, mosquitoes and a lot of overgrowth.
Recently I decided to take advantage of a warm winter day to revisit the Pryor Creek bridge ruins and see if I could get better photos. With all the briers and vegetation gone, it would be a lot easier to get to. It was good to get these photos!
Land Between The Lakes (LBL) has many well-kept secrets and hidden gems. We all know about the main attractions at LBL. However, some places aren’t well-known. One of those is Ferguson Spring, a beautiful and peaceful location that was once the former site of a farming community.
My family and I planned a day trip to Stewart County to check out some places including a location known as “Mint Springs” in extreme southwestern Land Between The Lakes. My late grandfather took me there once when I was a kid. Back then I went swimming in Lost Creek while he gathered up some water from the spring. He called this place “Mint Springs” but I really don’t know if that is the actual name of the place or just the name he gave it. There is a location near this area called Mint Springs Hollow but it isn’t near the spring.